Do You Need An Attorney - Start Up?

Business By KsCakes09 Updated 24 Jan 2015 , 8:29pm by costumeczar

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KsCakes09 Posted 22 Jan 2015 , 10:39pm
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This might be a stupid question but when just starting out do you need / or should you have an attorney look over your business offerings? price lists/ cake contracts? etc....

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MimiFix Posted 23 Jan 2015 , 12:23am
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Price list, no. I can't imagine any lawyer knowing how to price products. But a cake contract, yes. And certainly a lease, if you're going to rent a storefront. 

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tdovewings Posted 23 Jan 2015 , 2:09am
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I'll add trademark paperwork and operating agreement to that list

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Dr_Hfuhruhurr Posted 23 Jan 2015 , 6:55pm
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You may not need an operating agreement, but you certainly need to consider what business form you will use. An attorney can help you choose, and get you set up once you've made your choice. And as MimiFix pointed out, you should always have an attorney review any agreement you are signing, including your own contract.

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costumeczar Posted 24 Jan 2015 , 8:29pm
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At the very minimum have someone look over your contract. Things that are legal in one place might not be legal in another, and the language that they use can vary.

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